West India merchant (Colonial - Caribbean)
Partner in Beckford, Collett and Evans 1763-1767
A series of partnerships of Richard Beckford, shown by Perry Gauci as originating with William Beckford as Beckford, Collett & Evans at Nicholas Lane 1763-1767.
Dissolution of partnership of Richard Beckford and David Evans of Nicholas Lane 19/12/1772
Nicholas Lane 20/04/1773 the partnership lately subsisting under Beckford, Rosseter, Ballmer & Co. was on 30th Jan last dissolved. Rich Beckford; James Ballmer, Jacob van Wylick. The business will be carried on under Beckford and James. Richard Beckford and Rice James.
Commencement of partnership of Richard Beckford and James Inglish Keighley as West India merchants at Nicholas Lane 24/06/1793
Perry Gauci, William Beckford: First Prime Minister of the London Empire (2013) p. 262.
London Gazette 11311 19/12/1772 p. 2.
London Gazette 11348 27/04/1773 p. 2
London Gazette 13541 25/06/1793 p. 546